[pstricks] Compile time and large eps files

Herbert Voss Herbert.Voss at FU-Berlin.DE
Sat Sep 6 09:33:34 CEST 2014

Am 05.09.2014 22:49, schrieb Arne Hallam - faculty:
> I am sending this to both the pstricks and the powerdot lists as it
> relates to both, but mostly to compiling vis dvi-> dvips -< ps2pdf or
> similar.
>  I make my lecture slides with Powerdot and use pstricks a lot to create
> arrows, circles, diagrams and so on.
> But I also include eps figures, some on which I operate with pstricks.
> The problem is that some of my eps files (such as from Mathematica or
> ones I have converted my jpg with lots of resolution are very large (
> 50--60 mb)
> This then makes the latex compiling take forever.
> I sometimes use an include statement so I can % out the worst of these
> slides except on final compilation, but this get annoying,
> Anyway to precompile some of this stuff so that the final compile takes
> less time,

You should switch to beamer instead of powerdot. Then you can run
xelatex which allows  to include jpg, png, pdf, and eps images.


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